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Hubbe-Schleiden, Wilhelm

(1846-1916). General Secretary of the German Section, 1912-13. He was born in Hamburg on October 26, 1846, and educated in the universities of Göttingen, Heidelberg, Munich and Leipzig. He practiced as a lawyer for some time and was appointed Consular Attaché in West Africa where he developed German colonial policy. In 1884 Hubbe-Schleiden read Alfred P. SINNETT’S Esoteric Buddhism and in consequence joined the Theosophical Society (TS) and moved to Elberfeld in July 27, 1884. He was the founder-President of the first German lodge of the Theosophical Society. In 1894 he paid a prolonged visit to India to study Hindu philosophy and dedicated himself to searching for proofs of reincarnation and karma. He died May 7, 1916.


Ethiopia (1878), Oversea Politics (1880), and India and the Indians.

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